Nutrition in the preterm infant



The goal for premies is to grow as well as they did in the womb. Premature babies need to optimal nutrition after they’re born so that they can continue to grow well after they’re born. Dr. Heidi Karpen, a neonatologist at Grady Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, spoke to an audience of physicians and dietitians at a symposium co-sponsored by Nutrition4Kids and The Children’s Care Network or Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, to explain the problems low birthweight babies face and how to address them.

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